Developer of Player First Games Studio announced about the postponement of the start of the first season in the platform fighting game MultiVersus. Along with the update, the timing of adding a new hero to the game, Morty from the Rick and Morty animated series, has also changed.
“Notifying of the postponement of the start of Season 1 and the release of Morty to a later date, — the authors wrote on Twitter. — We know this news might come as a disappointment to some, and we want to assure you that we are committed to releasing exciting new content that will delight players. We will announce the exact date as soon as possible.” The creators also thanked all players and noted that the start of open beta testing is just the beginning.
The first season should start on August 9th. At the same time, Morty was supposed to replenish the pool of fighters, and later Rick. As informed Tony Huynh, Development Director of MultiVersus, the Season 1 Battle Pass will include 50 levels and will cost $10 or $950 of optional Gleamium currency that can only be purchased with real money. Now users have access to a Pre-Season Battle Pass with paid and free ranks.
MultiVersus open beta testing started on July 26th, a week after the launch of the closed “alpha” for owners of paid early access kits. At the same time, the game became shareware (virtual purchases are already available – their total cost exceeds $250). The test is performed on a PC (steam, Epic game store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. Crossplay and transfer of progress are supported on all platforms.
In “Beta” entered Nine maps, eight modes (including one-on-one, two-on-two co-op, co-op against AI, free for four users and training), 17 characters from the Warner Bros universes. (including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Tom and Jerry, Arya Stark, Shaggy Rogers and Bugs Bunny).
Judging by the in-game leaderboard, the fighting game has already been tested by more than five million users. On July 27, the Steam version lured 153 433 Simultaneous – this result was a record for Warner Bros. on-site a all representatives of the genre in the store in general. The rating of the project in the Valve service is 89% (the total number of ratings is almost 47 thousand).